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Saturday, 24 December 2016

Statements of Strategy

Statements of Strategy
Public Service Management Act, 1997
Responsibility and accountability within Departments and Offices.

4.—(1) Except as otherwise directed by the Government or provided by or under any other Act, the Secretary General of a Department or Head of a Scheduled Office, as the case may be, shall, subject to the determination of matters of policy by the Minister of the Government having charge of the Department or Scheduled Office or by the Government, have the authority, responsibility and accountability for carrying out the following duties in respect of the Department or Scheduled Office:
(b) at the following times, or at an earlier time if the Minister of the Government having charge of the Department or Scheduled Office so requires, preparing and submitting to the Minister of the Government a strategy statement in respect of the Department or Scheduled Office—


(i) within 6 months after the coming into operation of this Act,


(ii) within 6 months after the appointment of a new Minister of the Government having charge of the Department or Scheduled Office, and


(iii) at the expiration of the 3 year period since the last such statement was prepared and submitted,


and providing progress reports to the Minister of the Government on the implementation of the strategy statement annually or at such intervals as the Government may by order from time to time direct;

Strategy statement.

5.—(1) A statement referred to in this Act as a “strategy statement” shall—


(a) comprise the key objectives, outputs and related strategies (including use of resources) of the Department of State or Scheduled Office concerned,


(b) be prepared in a form and manner in accordance with any directions issued from time to time by the Government, and


(c) be submitted to and approved by the relevant Minister of the Government with or without amendment.


(2) The Minister of the Government shall, not later than 60 days after the strategy statement has been approved, cause a copy thereof to be laid before each House of the Oireachtas.

I read that as requiring a minister to submit for approval to government a Statement of Strategy within 6 months of being appointed and publish the document within 60 days of its approval by government. 6 months plus 60 days is 245 days.

Department for Transport, Tourism and Sport Statements of Strategy
Minister Appointed Strategy Published Days
Leo Varadkar 9 March 2011 Statement of Strategy 2011-2014 23 April 2012 411
Pascal Donohoe11 July 2014 Statement of Strategy 2015-2017 25 February 2015 229
Shane Ross 6 May 2016 Statement of Strategy 2016-201923 December 2016 231


Minister and Department for Transport, Tourism and Sport Priorities
Minister Appointed Priorities Published Days
Leo Varadkar 9 March 2011 Minister and Department Priorities Apr 7, 2011 29
Pascal Donohoe 11 July 2014 Minister and Department Priorities,2 15 October, 2014,? 96
Shane Ross 6 May 2016 Minister and Department Priorities Nov 28, 2016 206


Each Departments Statement of Strategy



Links

Leo Varadkar Dail speches on Statement of Strategy 01/2011 - 03/2012
Transport Minister Varadkar's Strategy and Priorities Internet Archive

Transport Minister Donohoe's Strategy and Priorities Internet Archive

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Wikipedia


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